Alright, something is jacked up with my kickstarter in my bike. I am guessing it is a gear broken, or something similar. When I move the kickstarter the direction you would normally kick it, it goes super easy and grinds like it trying to catch the gear to actually start. I just looked in the manual and pretty much came to the conclusion something like maybe the ratchet wheel broke, or maybe the kick axle broke. I don't know, and won't know for sure until it has been taken apart. Any ideas or anyone have a similar experience? How much of a pain is this going to be? In the manual, it looks like a major pain! Also, a little background on what happened. I shut the bike off to rest for a minute, and went to start it and it kicked back at me harder than a cow would kick! I knew something was up when the kickstarter ended up in a different position than usual. It was forward quite a bit. I'll do my best to explain it. It wasn't moving freely like it is now, it still could be kicked over, so something was obviously still grabbing. The kickstarter was at about a 1 o'clock postition once it hit the spot where the resisitance starts. (following me here?) Anyways, I was about 150 yards from my vehicle, and it was uphill, so I managed to start it, which by the way was a pain in the ass, and rode it back to my truck and shut it down. What I thought happened was maybe the kickstarter tynes stripped a little, causing the 'relocation' of the kickstarter. So I moved it, and that is when I discovered something was really wrong. Now if something is chewed up inside and there is metal floating around in there (I'll be draining it tomorrow to see), am I going to need a rebuild just in case shavings managed to get their way into the crankcase? I fear the absolute worst.